Workforce from India more relevant than China: Manpower

Jan 28 2013, 12:35 IST
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India's young and English-speaking literate workforce is much more relevant on the global level: Manpower Group.(Reuters) India's young and English-speaking literate workforce is much more relevant on the global level: Manpower Group.(Reuters)
SummaryIndia's workforce is much more relevant on the global level, says HR consultancy giant Manpower.

of graduates," he said, but added that a majority of them are not appropriately skilled for the growth sectors of the Indian economy.

"There are lots of people who graduate in India and then take up jobs that have nothing to do with their academic subjects. There are doctors getting into IT and engineers going into services.

"The politicians and business leaders of the country should understand that India could benefit a lot from a much better forensic forecast of skill requirements in different sectors and different geographies.

"There is a need to synchronise the supply and demand of the labour market. I think India needs to move much faster in being scientific about the workforce," he said.

"The danger is you need to be very competitive at the global level. The danger is that some other countries like China and Indonesia are moving ahead in that synchronisation of supply and demand," he added.

Akrless said that these problems were there to some extend in other countries as well.

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